SBS delegation attends AACSB Accreditation Conference in Singapore

June 8-10, 2022: A delegation from School of Business Studies (SBS), IBA attended the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Asia Pacific Accreditation conference at Singapore Management University. The conference provided a great opportunity to engage with the best business schools from the Asia Pacific region to discover best practices, innovations and alignment with AACSB standards.

The 3-day conference featured insightful sessions and exchange of ideas and actions on agendas including, Creating Positive Societal Impact, Societal Impact of Intellectual Contributions, Global Partnerships to pave the way for higher education, 2020 AACSB standards, Technology Innovation post Covid era and Preparing Learners for a New Workforce Era. The IBA delegation also held a meeting with Geoff Perry, EVP and Global Chief Membership Officer & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, AACSB International; Stephanie Bryant, EVP and Global Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International; and Amy Memon, Regional Head, South Asia, AACSB International. The meeting’s agenda was to discuss the progress of IBA-SBS and ways to track towards achieving the coveted AACSB Accreditation. The AACSB has accepted the Initial Self Evaluation Report (ISER) submitted by the IBA-SBS in February 2022, leading to the onset of implementation of rigorous plans for continuous improvement in all domains and an enhanced societal impact.

The IBA delegation included, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director, IBA Karachi; Dr. Wajid Rizvi, Dean, School of Business Studies; Dr. Abdullah Zafar Sheikh, Dean-elect, School of Business Studies; Dr. Sana Tauseef, Lead, IBA-SBS AACSB Review and Execution Committee (AREC); and Ms. Kanza Sohail, Co-lead, IBA-SBS AACSB Review and Execution Committee (AREC).